During the colonial times, all of the legal rights were granted to men, leaving women to be looked at as sub-sets to their husbands. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth century women were portrayed as being weak and delicate, unable to fend for anyone, not even themselves. Men were looked to in handling intellectual matters and all physical work, which in turn placed the women in a so-called “inferior” ...
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...icture perfect family schematics. There is such a diversification within this melting pot of a country that we live in that, with the early workings of Women’s rights activists, amendments to the constitution, and the multitude of nationalities, that the normal “gender roles” are a complete thing of the pass. I, along with my three siblings, were raised by my Mother, who took on both roles. It is completely normal for you to see this now a day, being that the divorce rate is approximately fifty percent. I think it is quite astonishing, and magnificent, to see women leaders in the work force and throughout our government. It goes to show how our country has evolved and is getting closer and closer to complete equality.
Karen, O'Connor. Essentials of American Government Roots and Reform. 2009 Edition. New York: Longman, 2009. 150-155. Print.
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